How to format your references using the Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Johnston, L. A. (2009). Competitive interactions between cells: death, growth, and geography. Science (New York, N.Y.), 324(5935), 1679–1682.
A journal article with 2 authors
Felzer, K. R., & Brodsky, E. E. (2006). Decay of aftershock density with distance indicates triggering by dynamic stress. Nature, 441(7094), 735–738.
A journal article with 3 authors
Robertson, W. H., Diken, E. G., & Johnson, M. A. (2003). Chemistry. Snapshots of water at work. Science (New York, N.Y.), 301(5631), 320–321.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Boillée, S., Yamanaka, K., Lobsiger, C. S., Copeland, N. G., Jenkins, N. A., Kassiotis, G., Kollias, G., & Cleveland, D. W. (2006). Onset and progression in inherited ALS determined by motor neurons and microglia. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5778), 1389–1392.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Sharkh, S. M., Abusara, M. A., Orfanoudakis, G. I., & Hussain, B. (2014). Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids. John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Pte. Ltd.
An edited book
Matthews, A. M., & Fellers, J. C. (Eds.). (2016). Treating Comorbid Opioid Use Disorder in Chronic Pain. Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Cazaux, B., Sacomoto, G., & Rivals, E. (2016). Superstring Graph: A New Approach for Genome Assembly. In R. Dondi, G. Fertin, & G. Mauri (Eds.), Algorithmic Aspects in Information and Management: 11th International Conference, AAIM 2016, Bergamo, Italy, July 18-20, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 39–52). Springer International Publishing.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Fang, J. (2014, December 17). Where Does Your Fat Go When You Lose Weight? IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (2011). OPM Retirement Modernization: Longstanding Information Technology Management Weaknesses Need to Be Addressed (GAO-12-226T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Little, K. (2013). Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River [Doctoral dissertation]. Southern Illinois University.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Saslow, L. (2006, May 28). With a Push, Schools Win On Budgets. New York Times, LI1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Johnston, 2009).
This sentence cites two references (Felzer & Brodsky, 2006; Johnston, 2009).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Felzer & Brodsky, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Robertson et al., 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Boillée et al., 2006)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology
ISSN (print)0894-4105
ISSN (online)1931-1559
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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